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Dr. Alina Bargaoanu is a Romanian communication scholar with a strong interest in the digital transformation, strategic communication, fighting disinformation and regulating the digital eco-system. She is currently Dean of the College of Communication and Public Relations (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest); a member of the advisory board of the European Digital Media Observatory, and of the academic expert pool of the European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, Helsinki; President of the European Institute of Romania. In 2018, she acted as member of the High-Level Expert Group on Fake News and Disinformation Online – European Commission, and she Visiting Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.
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National University for Political Studies and Public Administration
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Cheregi, B.F., Bârgăoanu, A. (2020). Branding Romania in the Age of Disruption.Technology as a Soft Power Instrument, Journal of Media Research, vol. 13, no. 3 (38), 5-30, ISSN 1844-8887.
Corbu, N., Bârgăoanu, A., Buturoiu, R., Ștefăniță, O. (2020). ”Does fake news lead to more engaging effects on social media? Evidence from Romania”. Communications. The European Journal of Communication Research
Bârgăoanu, A., & Durach, F. (2020). The COVID-19 Infodemic–An Accelerated Version of the New Digital Ecosystem. Romanian Journal of Communication and Public Relations, 22(2), 125-129. (ISSN 1454-8100 | e-ISSN 2344-5440.
Durach, F., Bârgăoanu, A., Nastasiu, C. (2020). Tackling Disinformation: EU Regulation of the Digital Space.Romanian Journal of European Affairs, vol. 20, no 1 (June), pp. 5-20. ISSN 15828271,
Bârgăoanu, A. (2019). The Fight over the Liberal Order as an Instance of the Transatlantic Divide. Romanian Journal of European Affairs, Vol. 19, No.1, June
Bârgăoanu, A., Radu, L. (2018). “Fake News or Disinformation 2.0? Some Insights into Romanians’ Digital Behaviour”. Romanian Journal of European Affairs,vol. 18, no. 1
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Technology and Foreign Policy Program, German Council on Foreign Relations (Moderator: Alina Achim – Inayeh), organized by Aspen Institute Romania and German Marshall Fund, Bucharest, October, 2020
Chair, panel ”Fake News Campaigns and Cyber Space. Misinformation During the Coronavirus Pandemic and the Resilience of the Democratic World,” Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum,organized by theNew Strategy Center, Bucharest, September, 2020
Chair, Course Strategic Communication in the Context of Security and Defence, organized by National College of Home Affairs (Police Academy Alexandru Ioan Cuza) (Romania), under the auspices of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), in partnership with the College of Communication and Public Relations – SNSPA (Romania) and the Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland,in Bucharest, September 2020
Keynote speaker, ”Challenges to the post-1989 liberal order: the response from Central and Eastern Europe, conference1989 Annus Mirabilis. Three Decades After: Desires, Achievements, Future¸ organized by SNSPA, INST and ENRS, Bucharesti, November, 2019
Chair, panel “Approaching new threats to liberal democracies: fake news, the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution and Artificial Intelligence”, Bucharest Security Conference,organized bySNSPA, with the support of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Defence, and NATO, Bucharest, October, 2019
Keynote speaker, ”Resilience – the missing link”, event “Building resilience to overcome vulnerabilities generated by the misuse of information in democratic societies” –National Conference of OSCE – The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Warsow, September, 2019
Speaker, panel “Weaponization of Information. Fake News and Hybrid Warfare”, Black Sea and the Balkans Security Forum,organized by New Strategy Center, Bucharest, June, 2019
Speaker, conference Fake news – un pericol la adresa democrației [Fake News- a Threath to Democracy],organized by Europolis Forum in partnership with the Committee for European Affairs,Chamber of Deputies, Bucharest, June, 2019
Keynote speaker, “Regulating a Complex and Elusive Field. European Responses to Online Disinformation”, Conference Fake news. Anatomy of social mystification. Second edition, organized by ARRP Romania, May, 2019
Speaker, conference 30 Years On: Lessons from the Past, Challenges of the Present, Inspiration for the Future, organized bythe Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Aspen Institute in Romania, European Endowment for Democracy andthe German Marshall Fund, Bucharest, May, 2019
Chair, panel ”State of play in fighting disinformation”, High-level Conference Greater resilience to ensure free and fair elections,organized the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, with the support of the European Security and Defence College, Brussels, April, 2019
Speaker, Roundtable Alegerile europarlamentare – numărătoarea inversă [Elections for the EP – countdown], organized by the Representative Office of the European Union in Bucharest, April, 2019
Initiator & chair, panels ”The EU Global Strategy and Its Implementation” and ”Disinformation, Fake News, Propaganda”, pilot courseStrategic communication in the context of security and defence, organized by the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations of the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA), the Center for EU Communication Studies and the Conflict Intervention Institute Edward M. Kennedy (Maynooth, National University of Ireland) under the auspices of the European Security and Defense College, Bucharest, March 2019
Speaker,Seminar „The East-West divide in the European Union: Consequences for the Transatlantic Relationship”, organizat by the European and Eurasian Studies Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington DC, February, 2019
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